Buy or sell your home with confidence

Experienced and dedicated property advocates in Melbourne

A partner in your corner to support and guide your next property move

Buying or selling a home is a huge financial commitment — so it makes sense to bring in an independent expert to guide you. 

 

We never rush you into decisions. Instead, we strategically plan to take advantage of the current market. This means you vastly increase your chances of buying or selling the right home, at the right price and with the right timing.

Carly Susic, Melbourne Buyers Advocate

Leading property advocates

We believe that the best property advocates have more than just in-depth knowledge of the Melbourne market, and access to the latest property data.  

By understanding the motivations of agents, buyers and vendors we can help you make the best decisions. 

With decades of real estate experience, we bring extensive knowledge into property negotiations, giving you a unique advantage when dealing with agents. 

With a highly strategic and tactical approach, we create a buying or selling plan centred on your property goal. 

With more than 45 years of combined experience, the Select Property Advocates team comprises:

Buying a home can be stressful

Buying a home means dealing with multiple challenges. With an expert buyers advocate by your side, you get personal guidance and support — which can save you time, drastically reduce your stress levels and, most importantly, help you buy the right property

Supporting you as you sell your home

Finding and appointing the right agent is just the beginning of your sales campaign. With us by your side, we’ll manage the entire sales process, getting you the best possible outcome. 

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Reduce the stress of dealing with agents, auctions and inspections with our expert guidance. 

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Sasha J.
We worked closely with Michelle Lee to sell our house and to purchase a new home. The experience we had was excellent. Michelle was attentive, supportive and very clear in her communication with us throughout both processes. Michelle has extensive knowledge and connections in the Victorian property market, and this was obvious both through the guidance she provided, and the sheer number of agents she knew across our attendance at open homes across the south and north of Melbourne.As a seller’s advocate, Michelle identified what we were wanting to do and sourced quotes from excellent agents. When we asked for third quote, Michelle sought out the quote and, when we chose our agent, she negotiated all of the dealings with the agent. This meant that the only contact we had with the agents was receiving their congratulations when we sold the property. Throughout the sale negotiation process, Michelle managed all of the dealings with the agent and secured us the best price. Right down to the exchange of the keys, the process was seamless.As a buyer’s advocate, Michelle worked tirelessly with us to secure the right property. As part of this work, Michelle was in regular contact with us, providing updates on the market, and accompanied us to many open houses until we found our home. After we found the home, we wanted to buy, Michelle again managed all the dealings with the agent and secured us the best price. The process was as smooth as it was in selling our house.Michelle is a delight to work with. She goes the extra mile in supporting her clients during the selling and buying process and spent a lot of time with us providing guidance on every step of the process––from when to sell, how to present our home, selling, searching for a new home, and the long-term investment considerations when purchasing a new home. The experience was both educational and effortless. We highly recommend engaging Michelle when selling your house and buying your next home.
Stephanie R.
More than 5 stars…from the moment I made that first phone call I knew I was in good hands. I also felt completely CALM!We have had Michelle’s help to both sell and buy a home – she has taken away the worry, put forward sensible seasoned advice and mediated the many conversations between my partner and I along the way. She has helped do so much …find tradies, and a stylist to getting insights on future development applications and helping us to get in early to see properties before they were on the market! We have always felt she has had our best interests in mind and a genuine regard for what we are trying to achieve.We recommend her whole heartedly.She ensured that we sold our place well and now after about 6 months we are out the other side having bought a gorgeous new place for the family!We can’t thank you enough Michelle…we are so happy you were recommended to us!* a good friend recommended Michelle and that friend had also engaged her services numerous times with great results!!
Christine N.
Outstanding experience every step of the way. Informative and helpful. I felt reassured
Lisa L.
Michelle was wonderful to deal with. She made the process of getting the house ready for market much less stressful as she managed the process of finding trades people to do a variety of jobs. She also managed the sale process for us when the agent wanted to sell for a lower price. We ended up getting above our reserve.
Kate B.
I’ve made a few poor decisions in life, but the decision to ask Michelle Lee to help sell my Preston home was one of my very best. From our first chat at my home she was empathetic, shrewd and knowledgeable, showing so much understanding for my circumstances (mother of three with a baby, returning to work, with no time or mental bandwidth for added life admin). She adapted her communication style to suit me (talking via text, speaking late at night after getting the kids to bed), taking on the time-consuming and annoying tasks I had no time to tackle (arranging agents’ proposals, lining up trusted tradies to complete required works, locking in property staging, explaining finance options), reassuring me at every turn, and just generally taking the stress out of an overwhelming process.Above all I benefited from her wisdom and experience – she was always upfront, explaining when we should push back on something, what was or wasn’t a reasonable price for a service, and telling me honestly if our approach wasn’t quite right. I felt that she truly understood my personal circumstances and advocated for me as a working mother who really needed help to survive this process. Ultimately, I was delighted with the price we received for my home, and the turnaround time for the sale.Thank you, Michelle, I miss our texts (!) and I truly hope I get to use your services again some day.
Georgina C.
I engaged Michelle to help me sell my property after some average experiences with agents. I appreciated having Michelle communicate directly with the agent on my behalf, which lessened the stress of selling significantly. Michelle provided sound advice and judgement for the market, campaign, and auction, she was present throughout and stayed in contact well after the sale and as settlement occurred. I found Michelle to be forthright, trustworthy and one hundred percent in my corner, I never once doubted her word. When I need to sell again, I will be calling Michelle, she is the best !
Robert M.
We have worked with buyer’s and vendor’s advocates before, but the service provided by Carly and Ian has been outstanding and materially better than any prior experience we’ve had.Their attention to detail, persistence, patience, knowledge of the real estate industry, building designs, and other aspects was invaluable during our property search process, and on auction day itself they handled the bidding strategy and the subsequent negotiations with confidence – achieving a result we were rapt with.But all of these aspects and results don’t mention one extremely important thing: what an absolute pleasure it is to work with them. From start to finish, they were warm whilst always remaining professional, supportive, available at short notice, and hard-working for our cause.If you have the opportunity to work with them, we would strongly recommend you meet and discuss your plans with them. Based on our experience, it could be one of the best decisions you ever make. We hope to work with them again one day!
Indya S.
I could not speak more highly of Carly & Ian! What is usually a very stressful process, they made the whole process stress free. Carly guided me through the whole process and was so supportive every step of the way. She has an extensive knowledge of the marketplace and great connections within the industry. She really did go above and beyond to make sure that I had all the information available and was making sensible decisions when purchasing.I would highly recommend Carly and her team to everyone! When I am ready to purchase or sell my next property, they will be my first call!Thank you Carly & Ian!
N N
When I decided to sell a property located about 150km away from where I lived, I was quite overwhelmed by all that it would require. Luckily I had Michelle there to walk me through every step of the way. She arranged for valuations and proposals from a couple of selling agents; she arranged the staging, sent me photos to make sure I was happy with how it looked, and kept me updated on the campaign on an almost daily basis. As a result I sold just 2 weeks after my listing went up, and got the price I wanted, all from the comfort of my own home. It was the most stress free process I could have hoped for and I’d highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Greg B.
You don’t know what you don’t know. Although we have a keen interest in the real estate market we knew we needed guidance on what would be the biggest investment transaction we will likely ever make in our life time. And what a smart move it was to seek out an advocate!Carly Susic from Select Property Advocates was an amazing resource for us, providing calm, positive and extremely professional support and guidance throughout our selling campaign. Carly provided unwavering advice. Her vast knowledge of the real estate ‘game’ and agents in the local area and her invaluable experience gave us confidence when we had doubts or concerns and she promptly and professionally dealt with any issues that arose, always being available to answer any questions we had. Carly continued to provide advice to us when buying (interstate) and we trusted her astute judgement and business sense implicitly. We would highly recommend Carly and were so appreciative that Carly was by our side. Thank you so much.
Emily C.
Carly was a great support in the sale of our property. She is highly knowledgeable and reliable. She really took the stress out of the selling process for us and we were happy with the result. I would recommend to anyone selling property!
Ellie F.
Carly and the Select Property Advocates team are so knowledgeable, helpful and professional at every step of the property buying process. They eliminated the stress of buying by making me feel heard and understanding the important criteria for me. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Ross P.
We recently engaged the services of property advocate Michelle Lee of Select Property Advocates to assist with purchasing our new home in Hawthorn . I must say we were very satisfied with the whole process and the level of communication and commitment that Michele provided.We engaged Michele’s services only a few days before the auctionand yet she still managed to get all the preparation work completed and made the auction day a very stress free process.A big thank you to Michelle.
Greg F.
Ian & Carly have been fantastic throughout the process of buying a house. They have been thoroughly professional and extremely hard working in helping me achieve my result. Couldn’t be happier!
Angela C.
I found Carly to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. She confidently managed the selling and purchasing of our houses seamlessly. Carly helped us to navigate Melbourne’s volatile property market, managed all negotiations with Real Estate agents, and guided us calmly and confidently with all transactions, whilst continuously advising us of realistic expectations, backing these up with current market appraisals and trends. Carly was also very attentive and available throughout both processes, and I was not afraid to ask “silly questions”. I cannot regard Carly highly enough, she’s amazing and personable.
Ben M.
Carly was fantastic from start to finish. Attention to detail, responsiveness and extensive knowledge of the property market helped Carly put forward properties that really met our brief. I would highly recommend using Carly and trust she will help others find their dream home like she did for our family.
Anne W.
Big thanks to Carly who helped us navigate selling our house during these COVID times. She was caring and supportive and so knowledgeable and guided us around various real estate obstacles. It was relatively stress free with her guidance, I highly recommend her!
Jacqueline B.
I could not speak more highly of Select Property Advocates. Carly is a genuinely caring and highly knowledgeable person. Her attention to detail and dedication to helping me find the right place were well beyond what I would have ever expected. I’m so glad I found Carly. I really don’t know what I would have done without her!
Rebecca
We loved working with Carly and Michelle. Their market knowledge, connections and insights were invaluable when purchasing our home in what was a very difficult market. They really looked after us and gave us the confidence to make the right decisions throughout the process. They can take the load and go inspect properties for you which cuts down the time you have to spend on the search. By them doing that leg work for us they found us a property we wouldn’t have even gone to inspect, but we’re so glad they did – it’s perfect! Would highly recommend them to anyone.
Kate M.
Carly and Michelle very kindly gave me valuable advice on potentially renovating my property. Their suggestions were truly insightful and helpful. They really care about giving the right advice and they took the time to chat through my many questions. It’s clear they are very knowledgeable about the property market and the workings of the industry. I would definitely recommend them to anyone buying or selling in Melbourne.
Gianella B.
Carly deserves a medal for all she’s done to help find and successfully purchase the first place my family can call home since my husband and I moved to China for work seven years ago. Thanks to Carly’s skill at identifying our needs and her incredible patience, we finally have a base in Australia again. She is a genuinely wonderful human being as well as a highly trained professional, and if I could award Select Property Advocates more than five stars, I would!
Kurt S.
My wife and I used Select Property Advocates to help us buy and sell our family home. Their sensible, down to earth advice helped us make a fantastic decision to change homes during a difficult period in Melbournes property market.
Kylie C.
Carly is so knowledgeable of real estate and it was the right decision to use her services. Carly went above and beyond my expectations and I would highly recommend whether buying or selling your property.
Paul B.
Michelle was absolutely fantastic and I was thoroughly pleased with every aspect of my dealings with her, the process, professionalism, relational concern, follow up. Have recommended her to others without hesitation.
Sarah F.
Michelle was an absolute godsend during the entire selling process and beyond for us. Being pregnant and very sick, with a husband that travels frequently and two kids, it was just amazing and such a relief to have Michelle take the reigns and control the entire process for us. She is incredible at what she does and I cannot recommend her enough. In future when buying and selling again, we will be using Select Property Advocates.
julia H.
Could not recommend highly enough! Sensible, practical, and flexible approach with tip-top market knowledge and expertise.
Kylie C.
I would highly recommend Select Property Advocates to anyone buying or selling their homes. Carly made the whole process stress free and to say I am just impressed is an understatement.I found Carly to be honest, professional, polite, friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable of the real estate market. Carly goes above and beyond and works tirelessly for her clients.I know who to contact for my next purchase xox
Graeme A.
Professional, knowledgeable, and on the money!
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